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Days after HMS Driver’s Adversity Left Rick Hendrick Worrying, Denny Hamlin Reveals Joe Gibbs’s Stern Rule- “C Bell Is Not Allowed to Do It”

Published 05/02/2023, 9:05 PM EDT

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As of recent days, a few NASCAR drivers seem to be having a tough time outside of the races. While drivers tend to engage in other sporting events to relieve themselves from the highly competitive and stressful world of the Cup series, it can have serious consequences. Recently, yet another HMS driver, Alex Bowman, fell victim to an unfortunate off-track accident. With this week’s Action Detrimental podcast rolling out, veteran Denny Hamlin discusses it from a team owner’s perspective and shares some insights.

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Recently, Hamlin expressed his thoughts on the matter. Interestingly, the #11 driver shared his skepticism given his earlier stance on the subject. The veteran driver also revealed the “policy” Joe Gibbs follows within the JGR garage, citing his teammate’s case.

Denny Hamlin reveals his thoughts as a team owner while citing his teammate Christopher Bell’s example


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With the recent happenings in the NASCAR world, HMS has been the worst affected, with unforeseen circumstances playing the villain as Bowman has been sidelined with serious injuries suffered during a Sprint Race. Ironically, Bowman confirmed his off time on social media just days after his teammate Chase Elliott joined the team after recovering from his accident.

With this in the background, Hamlin sat down with his co-host Jared Allen to discuss the consequences you face as a team owner with hundreds of employees on each team. He took the example of his teammate Christopher Bell.


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Mentioning his team boss, Joe Gibbs, Hamlin said, You know Joe, and he’s got a different policy on Sprint car racing for sure. Obviously C Bell’s not allowed to do it. You know a lot of his reasoning is that, listen I got hundreds of employees that are counting on you to be the leader of our team.”

At the end, I don’t know: Hamlin shares his skepticism as he admits his confusion


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This whole ordeal started when HMS’s own ace driver, Chase Elliott was involved in an accident off-track, raising the significant question of whether drivers should be indulging in other adventure sports amidst their already packed Cup Series schedule.

Hamlin admitted his confusion on the matter, saying, And you know, I don’t know at the end, I don’t know where I stand on it. I’ve been back and forth on it, I remember saying that when Chase got hurt, this is if this is a you know this is what he needs to do to um you know be mentally healthy then that’s fine right?”

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In fact, it’s these genuine inside scoops the community craves, and Hamlin, being a veteran, certainly knows them. Let’s hope he keeps engaging the listeners by giving his insights on more such topics on the Actions Detrimental podcast.

WATCH THIS STORY: “Not different than our government” – Fans back Denny Hamlin as he exposes NASCAR’s dirty tactics. 



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Kishore is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in engineering, Kishore's love for automobiles, particularly the roaring naturally-aspirated V8s, naturally led him to NASCAR. Kishore's writing is characterized by his intense passion for the sport, as well as his ability to conduct in-depth research and analysis.

Edited By: Nischal Kandpal